Le Clos de Fontcouverte
About the home
Just 400m from the charming Provençal village of Oppède in the Vaucluse, this beautifully-restored property with private swimming pool and spacious, enclosed garden offers enormous appeal. It is the perfect choice for a holiday, thanks to its excellent facilities as well as its proximity to a lively village. Formerly used in the the production of silk, this 16th-century property, built in local stone, has been sympathetically modernised to provide stylish and comfortable accommodation of a notably high standard. Warm Provençal colour schemes and brightly coloured furnishings create a wonderfully pleasing interior ambience while outdoor living is equally attractive, with views extending over nearby vineyards, the Luberon hills and the Vaucluse plateau. One may find it difficult to leave this wonderful spot, the village with all its amenities and the splendid views, however nearby are many sites of interest including the pretty villages of Gordes, Menerbes, Lacoste and L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue. A visit to the 12th-century Cistercian Abbey at Senanque is a must, as is a day trip to Aix-en-Provence, a beguiling town thanks to its history of art. Avignon, a city rich in history and art, is only to 30 Km.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 9, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Camargue, 85km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 1km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
No smoking at this property
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Central heating, CD player, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||5 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 family bathrooms|
|Furniture:||Single beds (1), Double beds (4), Dining seating for 9, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
UPPER FLOOR :
Open-plan living/dining room with end kitchen with open fireplace, 5-ring gas cooker and oven, dishwasher, fridge-freezer.
Doors to balcony with garden table, chairs, barbecue.
Wi-Fi internet access, CD player
1 Bedroom with 1m60 size bed.
1 Bathroom with stand-alone bath tub, walk-in shower, wc.
3 Bedroom with 1m60 size bed.
1 Bedroom with 1m40 size bed.
1 Shower room with wc.
1 Utility room with washing machine.
Gas for cooking and heating included – ( For Winter season extra charge requested )
Bed and household linen included.
Cot, high chair available free on request.
Pets are permitted but on no account are they to be allowed inside the property.
Withing walking distance, the village of Oppède has a baker, butcher, grocer, café and restaurants.
Chemist at Maubec (2km).
Supermarket in Coustellet (4km) and Cavaillon (10Km) .
Typical Market in Coustellet on Wednesday and Sundays, L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue (15km) on Sundays, Apt (22km) on Saturdays and Lourmarin (40km) on Fridays.
Further details outdoors:
Private swimming pool (12m x 6m) with security alarm (available June – September), please note the pool depth of 1m10 - 2m30. Tennis courts in Oppède,(300 mt), horse riding in Robion (5 km). River bathing and water sports possible at Fontaine de Vaucluse (10 km). Sea at 85 km. Plenty of walks in the area.
Timing: Check in Saturday 16.00 - Check out Saturday 10.00
Advance: 30% of rental fee to secure booking - Balance 3 weeks before your stay with bank transfer or cash at the arrival.
Refundable breakages deposit of € 500 required on arrival, to be refunded within two weeks of your departure (subject to satisfactory property inspection).
The Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur / Vaucluse region
Imagine a land of rugged limestone cliffs, rust-colored ochre hills, low mountains and peaceful farms. of old stone huts, crumbling farmhouses, and beautifully-restored homes. of sweeping views that never seem to end.
Imagine a land of old perched villages. of vineyards, cherry and olive trees, lavender. of vibrant markets selling flowers, fruits and fabrics. of ancient churches and castles.
This land is the Luberon- a beautiful and peaceful oasis in central Provence, just an hour north of the Mediterranean Sea.
It's a rural area, stretching 34 miles on either side of a small, rocky mountain range. The area offers travelers a wide diversity of experience for a week-long stay: a rich history dating back to prehistoric and Roman times, incredible landscapes of mountains and farmland, hilltop stone villages, the ruins of old castles, delightful outdoor markets, and a wide variety of food and wine.
The villages in the southern Luberon in Vaucluse overlook the tranquil course of the Durance river. Sun-gilded drystone walls, ochre-washed homes, terraced fields and shady squares with gurgling fountains all contribute to the warm and gentle lifestyle which dominates here. Artists and craftspersons hone their talents in each village. Vineyards and cherry orchards dot the hillsides, and the plains are planted with gorgeous fruit, including one of the jewels in Vaucluse’s crown, the melon from Cavaillon.
The Luberon range peaks at 1125 meters altitude. Hiking paths beckon to all levels of walkers. Abundant flora and fauna are protected by the Luberon Regional Natural Park which covers most of the territory here.
The Oppede-le-Vieux / Oppede area
At feet of Luberon, Oppède is double. An old perched village steeped in history and the other which fruits in the plain. That from above, Oppède-le-Vieux, is known from the whole world whereas that from below, Oppède is anchored in the Provençal everyday's life.
Marked by the History, Oppède-le-Vieux saw crossing the centuries and on guard exceptional marks. On his rock peak, the rests of an old castle of the Middle Ages, " as a fragmented grenade", curl the abyss down from steep cliffs, diving into a vertiginous canyon. At feet of the castle, the view in 360 °, on terraces Ste-Cécile, landscaped gardens and far off Mont-Ventoux and mounts of Vaucluse and side abyss, Luberon. The residents of the Old Oppède are protected by his collegiate church of the XIIth century, Notre-Dame of Alidon, in restoration by the favor of lover's handle of the place.
How to get there
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By Air - Marseille Airport approximately 60 minutes, Nimes Airport approximately 90 minutes, Avignon Airport 25 minutes.
By Car - The A8 autoroute is approximately 20 minutes from Oppède. ( Cavaillon )
By Train - The TGV train station is located in Avignon and is approximately 30 minutes away
Activities near Oppede-le-Vieux
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
A winter sun break
25 Jul 2012
This house is absolutely stunning and in a fantastic location. The views are beautiful. You can walk to the sweet little town of Oppede where you will find a delicious cafe, butcher's and bakery. There are also excellent restaurants within walking distance and everything spectacular in this part of the Luberon is within a short drive. The house itself is authentic and wonderful Provence with it's tasteful furnishings and thick stone walls. The owners, Angelo and Patricia are incredibly kind, welcoming and knowledgeable about the area. They love this house and this part of France very much and you can feel that the minute you walk through the door. It is simply a really lovely place to be and I unreservedly recommend it for a peaceful holiday.
We are very happy to have them known and to have had them as our guests. They are exceptional and very respectful people. You will be always welcome.
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|Rates up to 4 people||15 Sep 12||29 Sep 12||€ 1500||-||-||1 Week|
|Rates up to 4 people||29 Sep 12||6 Oct 12||€ 1400||-||-||1 Week|
|Rates up to 4 people||6 Oct 12||27 Oct 12||€ 1200||-||-||1 Week|
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|Rates up to 4 people||22 Dec 12||5 Jan 13||€ 1500||-||-||1 Week|
|Rates up to 4 people||5 Jan 13||30 Mar 13||€ 1500||-||-||1 Week|
|Rates up to 4 people||30 Mar 13||6 Apr 13||€ 1500||-||-||1 Week|
|Rates up to 4 people||6 Apr 13||4 May 13||€ 1200||-||-||1 Week|
|Rates up to 4 people||4 May 13||1 Jun 13||€ 1400||-||-||1 Week|
|Rates up to 4 people||1 Jun 13||15 Jun 13||€ 1500||-||-||1 Week|
|Rates up to 4 people||15 Jun 13||28 Jun 13||€ 2000||-||-||1 Week|
|Rates up to 4 people||31 Aug 13||14 Sep 13||€ 1800||-||-||1 Week|
|Rates up to 4 people||14 Sep 13||28 Sep 13||€ 1500||-||-||1 Week|
|Rates up to 4 people||28 Sep 13||5 Oct 13||€ 1400||-||-||1 Week|
|Rates up to 4 people||5 Oct 13||26 Oct 13||€ 1200||-||-||1 Week|
|Rates up to 4 people||26 Oct 13||9 Nov 13||€ 1400||-||-||1 Week|
|Prices for group size 9|
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|Over 4 people||15 Sep 12||29 Sep 12||€ 2000||-||-||1 Week|
|Over 4 people||29 Sep 12||6 Oct 12||€ 1800||-||-||1 Week|
|Over 4 people||6 Oct 12||27 Oct 12||€ 1500||-||-||1 Week|
|Over 4 people||27 Oct 12||17 Nov 12||€ 1800||-||-||1 Week|
|Over 4 people||17 Nov 12||22 Dec 12||€ 1500||-||-||1 Week|
|Over 4 people||22 Dec 12||5 Jan 13||€ 2000||-||-||1 Week|
|Over 4 people||5 Jan 13||30 Mar 13||€ 1500||-||-||1 Week|
|Over 4 people||30 Mar 13||6 Apr 13||€ 2000||-||-||1 Week|
|Over 4 people||6 Apr 13||4 May 13||€ 1500||-||-||1 Week|
|Over 4 people||4 May 13||1 Jun 13||€ 1800||-||-||1 Week|
|Over 4 people||1 Jun 13||15 Jun 13||€ 2000||-||-||1 Week|
|Over 4 people||15 Jun 13||29 Jun 13||€ 2500||-||-||1 Week|
|Over 4 people||29 Jun 13||31 Aug 13||€ 2800||-||-||1 Week|
|Over 4 people||31 Aug 13||14 Sep 13||€ 2500||-||-||1 Week|
|Over 4 people||14 Sep 13||28 Sep 13||€ 2000||-||-||1 Week|
|Over 4 people||28 Sep 13||5 Oct 13||€ 1800||-||-||1 Week|
|Over 4 people||5 Oct 13||26 Oct 13||€ 1500||-||-||1 Week|
|Over 4 people||26 Oct 13||9 Nov 13||€ 1800||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
A 300 Euro refundable security deposit is payable to the owners on arrival and will be refunded at the end of the stay (Subject to satisfactory property inspection).<BR>Bed linen and towels are provided, changed 1 time a week.(on Saturday )<BR>30% deposit payable at the time of booking.<BR>Balance payable 3 weeks before arrival.<BR>Change-over days are normally Saturdays.<BR>Cleaning at the end of the stay is included in the rental charge.<BR>Payment can be made by cash or bank transfer (Euro).<BR>An additional charge per week will be applied during the winter months towards heating costs<BR>Enquire now
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